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Sex Education in State Schools

Last Autumn the Government announced that lessons about personal, social and health matters including sex and relationships will be compulsory in all England's schools from ages five to 16. As Muslim and Asian parents, teachers and school governors, the subject of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) has always been an uncomfortable one. On the one hand we are aware of falling moral standards and on the other hand the lack of a constructive response from the Muslim community is leading to our children developing dual personalities.

The UK has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Western Europe, a recent UNICEF report placed Britain at the bottom of the league of 21 developed countries for children's well-being. Amid such concerning reports there are growing calls to teach Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) at an even earlier age.

Please attend this open discussion on Tuesday 27th February between 7-9pm to learn, contribute, share and develop strategies surrounding the issues in question. You do not need to be a parent or a governor to attend! Inshallah a local Imam will be present as will an experienced school teacher for general advice.

All welcome and free entrance but via but confirmation of attendance will guarantee a seat.

To register or for more information please contact:
Tel: 0845 652 4016

Address: West London Islamic Centre & Jamia Masjid Brownlow Rd London W13

Event Date: 27 January 2009

The Prophet (pbuh) said, 'Allah the Almighty has said: "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, I shall be at war with him. My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have imposed upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it.' [Related in Bukhari]